Saturday 13 July 2024

Club Champs Update No 9 - Sat 13th July


A fairly busy week so updates on events, latest standings, date changes, next events & the eliminator!

Kelso 10k - A strong Moorfoot turnout this morning with the team narrowly pipped to the team prize by Gala [Note to selves - we can beat them next year!] Carol Moss was first Moorfoot home, second lady and 1st FV60. Colin Sandie was next home completing his first 10k in several years with a very strong run. Martin Holt, Mike Goddard, Kerry Law, Scott Gourlay, Ian Munro and Andrew Fish were the other Moorfoots with some fine runs all round on the a very varied course. A fine buffet followed thanks to the efforts of the local ladies fundraising for Cancer Research. Carol picks up bonus points for FV60 win and other podium points may be awarded as and when I can find a full set of results. 😉

Moffat Gala Race - Dorien Kimenai, Ewan Gibson, Sam Layton, Tim Warner & Fee Hodgkiss all braved the weather for the traditional 9 mile Tuesday night run. Well done all. Top marks also to Pete Caddick for providing excellent away support on an inclement evening. 

Eildon Black Hill Race - This has already been reported on BUT the results on the Scottish Hill Runners website have now been updated to include age categories (although not necessarily the correct ones - a view shared by others). I've awarded podium points retrospectively based on those results, adjusted for known errors. Half of the 12 Moorfoots participating have thus picked up podium points. 

Overall Standings

It is now very tight at the top with Gillian still top, Carol second, having closed to within just 10 points of Gillian and Jen in third. Andrew Fish is fourth leading a group of folk who are into three figures and closing in on the 125 point threshold.

Full Spreadsheet

Date Changes
(1) The 5km Time Trial that was originally scheduled for this Tuesday has been moved to 10th September. 
(2) Lilliesleaf 10k has moved back a week to 20th October and is back once again clashing with Devil's Foot Half and 10k so there are 3 races to choose from that day.

Next Events
- Lee Pen is next up on Saturday 20th July. A generous 10 points on offer for a 3 mile race! 😉
- The Northumberland Coastal Half is Sunday 21st but entries closed without any Moorfoot representation.
- Age graded 10k Time Trial on Thursday 1st August.

The Eliminator!
- "What's this?" they cried, "Is this new?" Nope. This is the Club Champs which means you need to be in the club. The spreadsheet elves have sent out many reminders (which gets a bit boring tbh), and so from 1st August only club members who have renewed their membership will be included in the champs. Thankfully most folk have diligently done this, but for anyone who recognises 29/4/83, 7/10/85 or 28/9/77 as a significant date, please check your email or that of your significant other & renew if you intend to remain in the club (champs).

Wednesday 3 July 2024

Club Champs Update No 8 - Wednesday


The main action of the last week has been at two events:

At the Lairig Ghru Race on Sunday Andy Cox, Dorien Kimenai and Heather Young all completed this classic Cairngorm route in excellent conditions. At fractionally over marathon distance they all picked up 20 bonus points.

Last night the Earlston Black Hill Race had a very strong Moorfoot representation making up over 20% of the field. The dozen strong contingent comprising David Carter-Brown, Carol Moss (2nd Female), Alex Campbell (3rd Female), Mike Goddard, Coreen McGovern, Jen Misak, Neil Jackson, Vicky Morrison, Ian Munro, Sarah Burthe, Andrew Fish & Scott Gourlay. Bonus podium points to Carol and Alex for 2nd and 3rd Female respectively. I am not seeing any age category classifications for this modest sized field but if anyone can evidence results with these on we can re-evaluate bonus podium points! ;-)

So the position at the top of the table is Gillian still in the lead with Jen in 2nd and Carol in 3rd, with all 3 reaching the Champs Medal Threshold. It is then very tight with just 20 points separating 4th to 11th place.

Full Club Champs Spreadsheet

Next up we have the Moffat Gale Race next Tuesday and the Kelso 10k on Saturday 13th July. Both cracking events.

Also worth flagging that as yet no one has claimed any "Team Player" points for a Moorfoot Relay Team. So, just a wee plug for Run The Borders should anyone fancy pulling together a team to do the Borders Abbey Way on 24th August as a relay team?  

Run The Borders

As always, any errors, omissions, Park Runs or whatever =>